While the Cat’s away – the Mice will play!

While the Cat’s away – the Mice will play!

Being a conscientious finance person, I don’t like doing anything without specific permission. On Thursday 17 August, Mignon was out of the office and I heard that Nandi, Ndibs and Sive were running a Writing Good Essays workshop with learners at Christel House...
Harmony High books making waves in Graaff-Reinet!

Harmony High books making waves in Graaff-Reinet!

FunDza had a lovely visit from Phillida Kingwill of Graaff-Reinet. Phillida has set up various reading groups in libraries and schools in the Graaff-Reinet area, as part of the FunDza ‘Family’ programme and outreach work. She found herself in Cape Town and...
Winter School at Ikamva Youth

Winter School at Ikamva Youth

Every year during the winter holidays, FunDza gets invited to facilitate workshops hosted by Ikama Youth as part of their Winter School holiday tutoring programme. Ikamva is one of our beneficiaries and is a South African non-profit organisation focused on the...
Impacting one reader at a time

Impacting one reader at a time

Our organisation’s driving force is embodied in the slogan: ‘Reading changes lives’. As individuals we can see the impact reading has had – and continues to have – on our own lives and love hearing reports of these changes from our...
FunDza for the win!

FunDza for the win!

The FunDza Literacy Trust is getting young South Africans reading! While that may be winning news in itself, the organisation is delighted to have received international recognition: it has been selected as the inaugural recipient of The Joy of Reading Award 2017. The...
The Joy of Reading Award – FunDza is a nominee!

The Joy of Reading Award – FunDza is a nominee!

The Joy of Reading Award is an international award intended to recognise initiatives or projects that encourage citizens to read. Systematic, an IT company with a focus on creating solutions for corporate as well as health and education organisations, developed the...
Changing the game at the After School Symposium

Changing the game at the After School Symposium

On 16 and 17 February I attended the Western Cape After School Game Changer Symposium, organised by the Western Cape Government and The Learning Trust. The conference focused on after-school programmes and how to make them more effective. FunDza is participating in of...
Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Zimkhitha Mlanzeli went off to an interview with the Children’s Radio Foundation. She got more than she bargained for. Just by chance she bumped into a Fanz writer she’s been working with, but has never met. In her words… *** I walk into the building, unsure where to...
Sparking a writing journey!

Sparking a writing journey!

Sibongile Fisher’s story is one of those that remind us at Fundza just why we do what we do, and just how rewarding and impactful it is. Fundza ran a ‘Mentoring Young Writers’ project in Gauteng form 2014 – 2016 where emerging young writers were paired with published...
FunDza’s survey winners!

FunDza’s survey winners!

In December, FunDza ran a Summer Survey Competition. It was a win for us and a win for our readers too! We were able to learn more about our readers – who they are, what their issues are, what suggestions they have for improvements, what they like/don’t...